Housing Litigation Lawyer (9-12 month FTC)

Recruiter
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
About the role and team

We are looking for an experienced Solicitor or barrister to join our Housing Litigation team to cover 9-12 months of maternity leave. This role will include case management of all types of housing litigation work, regular advocacy and providing helpline and written advice as required by our housing association and public sector landlords. Typical work includes claims for possession, anti-social behaviour injunctions and committals, disrepair claims and advice on all aspects of housing management law.

The team is flourishing and growing, and the workload has increased over the last year as our client base has expanded. As a result, there are exciting opportunities to build and develop a specialism in this area, with high quality, interesting work serving our client's communities.

About the candidate

Previous housing experience isn't essential but some litigation experience would be an advantage. Of most importance is the ability to develop warm client relationships. We are looking for:

Ability to communicate advice in writing succinctly in plain English,
strong personal organisational skills
flexibility and calmness and responsiveness under pressure.
a strong team player who will be a good fit with the existing team of 9,
proactivity,
commitment and interest in or to find out more about the housing sector,
enthusiasm and ability to develop as an advocate

The appointed individual will join a firm that offers rewarding and meaningful opportunities for development, and where they will have a key role in the future of the firm's housing team offering and contributing to delivering the firm's Purpose.

About the firm

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose - to "improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we've been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.

What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We're extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.